GLAMORGAN won’t be returning to Newport this year after confirming all their fixtures will be played at Sophia Gardens.

Spytty Park staged a successful County Championship fixture against Gloucestershire in 2019 and as a result earned a pair of white-ball games last year.

However, the coronavirus pandemic led to the One-Day Cup fixtures against Yorkshire on Friday, July 31 and Nottinghamshire on Sunday, August 2 being cancelled.

Glammy won’t be heading for Newport this year after making the decision to play every game in Cardiff, with the first County Championship game in the capital against Sussex on April 15.

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Chief executive Hugh Morris said: “We always look forward to our Swansea, Newport and Colwyn Bay fixtures, so it is disappointing we will be unable to play at those venues this year.

"Unfortunately, the pandemic has created a series of challenges the club and our partners feel cannot be met in these uncertain times.

“We would face significant financial costs and logistical issues in running any out-ground cricket in 2021 if, as is likely, some of the current coronavirus restrictions remain in place.

“We will instead concentrate on hosting all fixtures at our main venue, Sophia Gardens, and remain hopeful members and supporters will be able to support the team live, while we will also be showing all home matches on the club’s live stream.

“We remain committed to playing out-ground cricket as part of the ongoing ‘Inspiring Generations’ strategy to take the cricket across Wales and bring the game to our wider communities.”